On Ratelfontein, we believe in the preservation of wildlife and the protection of endangered species through the practice of sustainable hunting. This policy was introduced and promoted by the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation at the 4th World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature in October 2008. The congress concluded that: 'Sustainable hunting tourism is not
the only solution to the conservation of species, but it has to be considered as one of the most successful and economically viable approaches to the long-term preservation of the animal population, including in some cases, threatened species.' Ratelfontein continues to breed the rare Arabian and Scimitar-horned Oryx and has select intensive breeding projects.